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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

0-25 Disability Service Social Worker

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
24/04/2020
Advert End Date:
30/06/2020 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
Salary:
£31,371 to £34,788
Weekly Hours:
37
Vacancy ID:
103778

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Jun


Further information

Tight teams, low caseloads, life changing results. It’s a bold statement to make.

Join our children’s social care teams at Peterborough City Council and experience it for yourself.

“Peterborough values me… it’s a compassionate organisation that genuinely values its workers”

“I feel safe in my practice, I feel safe to say I think I might have got this wrong”

“We can be really effective in the work that we do and the outcomes we achieve for children – that makes it worth getting up in the morning”.

These are just some of the responses we had from our social workers when we asked them why they love working here. Does this sound like an environment where you could make a real difference?

Having achieved ‘Good’ in our 2018 Ofsted inspection we have firmly set our sights on ‘Outstanding’, and are looking for passionate and committed social workers to join us.

We are looking to develop team members who are keen to work with people who have learning disabilities, autism / mental health needs, including young adults with multiple and profound disabilities in our specialist service. Some experience would be an advantage but is not essential as in depth induction and ongoing training, development and support is provided.

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of the ever-growing service with people who are passionate about supporting vulnerable adults with varying complexities, offering support and guidance during period of crisis.

The successful candidate will have experience or knowledge of ;

Supporting people who are undergoing Transitions from children to adults
Experience of undertaking C & F Assessments, The Care Act 2014
CIN/CP Planning and Review
Leaving Care support
Establishing appropriate care packages which are reviewed in line with their needs and development
Child In Need planning and Review
0 -25 Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND Agenda)
Community Support and assisting families to access activities and services
Advice and advocating
Capacity Assessments, Adult Safeguarding, Children’s Safeguarding, Best Interest, Deprivation of Liberty
In return we can offer:

A competitive salary
A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&C’s apply)
Excellent pension scheme
Agile working
Bespoke training and career progression opportunities
Working as part of a supportive and compassionate team with a great sense of community.
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

This role offers autonomy around where you work from, arranging your agile day and planning with families. Guidance and support from the Line manager and the whole team at any point if and when required. The 0-25 Disability Service works hard to maintain a respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative environment and values each members view. We welcome all applications from candidates who are keen to be a part of your service even if you feel you meet some the criteria and we are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

If you would love to work for an authority that will genuinely love you back, apply today by downloading the shortened application and emailing it with your CV to socialcarejobs@peterborough.gov.uk
#welovesocialworkers

This is a rolling campaign and we will review applications daily so please don’t wait for the closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

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